Apr 3, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Tesla deliveries fall short of Wall Street expectations

A sign is posted at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Tesla said Wednesday night it delivered 63,000 cars during the first quarter, less than the 76,000 analysts expected, and 30% fewer cars than the prior quarter. Production of its Model 3, S and X models — which came in at 77,100 vehicles, more than the fourth quarter — outpaced deliveries, the company said, thanks to longer transit times to customers in Europe and China.

What's next: The company warned that "lower than expected delivery volumes and several pricing adjustments," would hurt the company's profits — expected to be released next month. CEO Elon Musk already dialed back expectations that Tesla would turn a a profit in the first quarter.

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